Sunday, September 21, 2008

Texas Tails....

Lacie here! As some of you know I was supposed to have a date with Scooter this Saturday down in Texas....but his mom isn't feelin' well so Sunny said the date was cancelled. (Sunny is a helper doggie for her mom so she calls the shots...) BUT I was already almost there...so as I had my nurse's kit, I thought I could help Sunny nurse her mom. Hmm....as nursing instructors....Sunny is very strict. (Think Agatha or Asta Oz on STEROIDS....) Strict makes me nervous......but I digress...



Look at this pic of Sweet Scooter while we were watchin' the rodeo on TV...isn't he 'dorable????

I told Sunny my uniforms were a tad short, so she made me change into scrubs before my shift started....this rodeo is fascinating...sorta like when we ride Babystan around the yardie......


Look how thoughtful...Scooter had corndoggies out for us to snack on...and a squirrel for me to play with...thought it best not to mention I USED TO HAVE ONE OF THOSE...he had some sorta mysterious internal explosion...these corny dogs are delish!!! Got any more ketchup, Scooter????




Now Sunny was very very tense (she's sooooo Type A)....I thought it best to provide her with one of my famous relaxin' smoothies to get her in a state of Chillaxin'....so she could find her inner zen and all...I knew I'd take fab care of her mom IF SHE DIDN'T MAKE ME SO NERVOUS.....


HMMMMMMM....sorta looks like another one of Lacie's blender casualties????? Oh well...it happens.....





I prodded her with my paw...hmm...not much of a response...I made sure she was lyin' on her side....you know...so her airway is patent and all....I'm pretty sure Sunny is well on her way to straightenin' out her ying and yang... thinkin' it might be a good idea to have A LOT of black coffee in the morning........



Oh my...look at Scooter...here I am tryin' to get him to get up on his bed so I can tuck him in before I go and do my midnight vital signs on his mom.....I'm yellin' at him, but he's yawnin' so big he can't hear me.....
Actually, I think the shift went pawsome...Scooter slept all night in his bed, Sunny snored er rested comfortably and their mom said she had never felt so refreshed...(I did give her the remainder of what was left in the blender after Sunny finished going at it with the straw.) My my....their mom was gigglin' and chattin' away for about 15 seconds, then sorta looked dazed and fell asleep.
It seemed prudent to LEAVE VERY EARLY...I waited until I heard Sunny puttin' on her scrubs for the 0700 shift...(I had taped shift report...yes...I know that JACHO is very strict with transferring of care of the patient...) made sure the coffee was ready and hightailed it outta there!



Ahh....as pretty as Texas is, I missed the green grass of Pennsylvania....bet those Mustangs down there would love munchin' on our yardie....
Scooter...just let me know when our date is gonna be rescheduled, OK???? And have Sunny work on achieving a calm relaxed state.....
Barkies...Laciegirl















22 comments:

Dennis the Vizsla said...

You look very professional in your scrubs -- do you know Dr. Cox and Dr. Dorian?

the 4 Bs said...

hee hee! that's a pretty funny story. we like how you plied Sunny with your special smoothies. we had no idea she was such a strict type A dog. that's kind of scary. we're glad you got their mom all recovered.

woofs.

Joe Stains said...

I think you did a pretty good job, I have to admit I was a little afraid for poor Scooter. He is kind of naive and you are so, umm, SMART that I didn't know if he could handle it.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh you sure are very busy Lacie

~ Girl girl

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We know all about your smoothies, Lacie! Sunny will be lucky to wake up in a couple of days! You are such a great nursey!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Abby said...

Hi, Lacie...

Looks like you made sure everyone was taken care of...

Did the squirrel splode during dinner?

Abby xxxooo

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

What a devoted friend and medikhal professional!

I'm sure they appreciated all your TLKh!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Gus said...

Wowser, that went, um, better than expected. I hope Sunny and Mom are feelin ok this morning. It took muzzer a couple of days to recover from your smoothies, if I remember correctly. And you look great in your scrubs. You and Scooter are a cute couple.



gussie

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Lacie,
Great nursing skills again as usual. Those smoothies of yours do the trick every time don't they?? Good thing you thought to give one to Sunny. She looks like she needed to relax. We've been so busy learning to get used to Ruby here. I Butchy already kiss her on the head, tee hee. Snickers wants to just play with her & she's not ready to play yet. Snickers will bat on her with her front paws trying to get her riled up to play, hehehehe. Ruby just looks at her! I'm ready to go to the game with you. Send me a note on the plans.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy, Snickers & Ruby

Eduardo said...

You did a good job on your shift & also look great in scrubs!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Scruffy, Lacie and Stan

Sounds like you pups had a pawsome weekend. Wish we could have been there. Those corndoggies look very tasty.

Desert Pups

Stella said...

Sweet Lacie Fren!!

We ARE practically twins. My haircut is a little different from yours, but if you ever need a body double or stuntpup, I'm definitely willing to help.

I bet Scooter was glad to see you even if you didn't get to have your date yet. Glad you could help with his & Sunny's mama. Sounds like she had a good night.

My girl wants me to ask you something. Do you ever get a couple of curls right above your nose on both sides, that curl under like an inverted handlebar moustache? My girl is always laughing at mine, but is going to trim it off today. Just wondering...

Goobery love & a thousand kissies,
Stella Bean

Mack said...

Hi Lacie girl....
Is there any possible way you could come back over to Texas to fix my mom one of your famous smoothies?? She really needs to relax after Ike!

Those corn dogs look deelish!

The Girl said...

Oh my dogness, Lacie! You definitely stepped in and took care of things, didn't you? I think Sunny's memory of exactly what happened is a little hazy... What on earth is in those smoothies, anyway???

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan

Koobuss said...

You are such a good nurse, Lacie. That sounded like it went very well. Good job!!

Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Maggie and Mitch said...

Ketchup on corndogs? Mom says she's never tried that before - only mustard! We wouldn't know but we'd sure like to!
You're the best nurse ever, Lacie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Lacie ..um just asking...you have a date planned with Sunny? Another date with Butchy? A date with Noah? Then I saw your comment to Petey about missing him..

I'm doggedl impressed with your nursing skills but hmm you need to perhaps take some of your own medicine Lacie,cos after all those dates you might need to take a chill pill....ha,ha,ha!!!!!

Wiry wags, Eric x

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Scruffy, Lacie and Stan,
Lovely date with Scooter! I have my tea waiting for you Lacie but you were in a hurry to get back home. Another time though.
Please come by my blog to pick up the Award.
I wonder if I did something that offended you? Please let me know, I apologize if I did something bad.
I have barked at you a few times but you guys kindda...quiet?
Hugs!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Right on Laciegirl,
We're the dream team, (singing: I will follow you
Follow you wherever you may go
There isn't an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep me away), hehe!
Yes, I'll pack my equipments: walker, cane, wheelchair, Hoyer lift...Page me, I'll be there for Sophie, and for you!
Cheers!

T-man Angel said...

That Sunny looks like a very intelligent dog... how did she get tricked by those smoothies (hee hee)

T-man Angel

Dewey Dewster said...

Oh Lacie...

You and those smoothies.....why I coulda used those after our little spat with the porkie....Bet ya took good care of Sunny's Mom....ya sure get around the world with all yer nursin' skills....maybe my Mom shoulda tried that a bit more.....she's helpless when there's health problems...

Dewey Dewster here....

Aniemother said...

You look like a really great nurse! I'm sure their Mom got much better with you around!

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